Generative Shape Design & Optimizer



What's New?

Getting Started

Entering the Shape Design Workbench and Selecting a Part

Lofting, Offsetting and Intersecting

Splitting, Lofting and Filleting

Sweeping and Filleting

Using the Historical Graph

Transforming the Part

Basic Tasks

Creating Wireframe Geometry

Creating Points

Creating Multiple Points and Planes

Creating Extremum Elements

Creating Polar Extremum Elements

Creating Lines

Creating an Axis

Creating Polylines

Creating Planes

Creating Planes Between Other Planes

Creating Projections

Creating Combined Curves

Creating Reflect Lines

Creating Intersections

Creating Parallel Curves

Creating a 3D Curve Offset

Creating Circles

Creating Corners

Creating Connect Curves

Creating Conic Curves

Creating Splines

Creating a Helix

Creating Spirals

Creating a Spine

Creating Associative Isoparametric Curves

Creating Surfaces

Creating Extruded Surfaces

Creating Revolution Surfaces

Creating Spherical Surfaces

Creating Cylindrical Surfaces

Creating Offset Surfaces

Creating Variable Offset Surfaces

Creating Rough Offset Surfaces

Creating Swept Surfaces

Creating Swept Surfaces Using an Explicit Profile

Creating Swept Surfaces Using a Linear Profile

Creating Swept Surfaces Using a Circular Profile

Creating Swept Surfaces Using a Conical Profile

Creating Adaptive Swept Surfaces

Creating Fill Surfaces

Creating Multi-sections Surfaces

Creating Blended Surfaces

Performing Operations on Shape Geometry

Joining Surfaces or Curves

Healing Geometry

Smoothing Curves

Restoring a Surface

Disassembling Elements

Splitting Geometry

Trimming Geometry

Creating Boundaries

Extracting Geometry

Extracting Multiple Elements

Creating Bitangent Shape Fillets

Creating Tritangent Shape Fillets

Creating Edge Fillets

Creating Variable Radius Fillets

Creating Variable Bi-Tangent Circle Radius Fillets Using a Spine

Creating Face-Face Fillets

Creating Tritangent Fillets

Creating Chordal Fillets

Styling a Fillet

Reshaping Corners

Translating Geometry

Rotating Geometry

Performing a Symmetry on Geometry

Transforming Geometry by Scaling

Transforming Geometry by Affinity

Transforming Elements From an Axis to Another

Extrapolating Surfaces

Extrapolating Curves

Creating Laws

Inverting the Orientation of Geometry

Creating the Nearest Entity of a Multiple Element

Editing Surfaces and Wireframe Geometry

Editing Surface and Wireframe Definitions

Replacing Elements

Creating Elements From An External File

Selecting Implicit Elements

Managing the Orientation of Geometry

Editing Parameters

Deleting Features

Reordering Features

Deleting Useless or Unreferenced Elements

Deactivating Elements

Isolating Geometric Elements

Upgrading Features

Using Tools

Displaying Parents and Children

Quick Selection of Geometry

Scanning the Part and Defining In Work Objects

Updating Parts

Manually Updating a Part

Defining An Axis System

Using the Historical Graph

Working With a Support

Working with a 3D Support

Creating Plane Systems

Creating Masks

Managing the Background Visualization

Creating Datums

Inserting Elements

Keeping the Initial Element

Selecting Bodies

Checking Connections Between Surfaces

Checking Connections Between Curves

Performing a Draft Analysis

Performing a Surface Curvature Analysis

Performing a Curvature Analysis

Setting Dress-Up Options

Displaying Geometric Information on Elements

Working With the WYSIWYG Mode

Creating Constraints

Creating a Front View

Creating a Section View/Annotation Plane

Creating a Section Cut View/Annotation Plane

Applying a Material

Applying a Thickness

Analyzing Using Parameterization

Managing Groups

Repeating Objects

Stacking Commands

Publishing Elements

Selecting Using Multi-Output

Managing Multi-Result Operations

Managing Warnings

Interrupting Computations

Setting Small Scale in CATIA V5 Session

Advanced Tasks

Managing Geometrical Sets and Ordered Geometrical Sets

Managing Geometrical Sets

Managing Ordered Geometrical Sets

Inserting a Body into an Ordered Geometrical Set

Duplicating Geometrical Sets and Ordered Geometrical Sets

Hiding/Showing Geometrical Features Sets and Their Contents

Creating a Curve From Its Equation

Creating a Parameterized Curve


Creating Rectangular Patterns

Creating Circular Patterns

Creating User Patterns

Managing Power Copies

Creating Power Copies

Instantiating Power Copies

Instantiating Power Copies Using One Step Instantiation

Instantiating Power Copies Using Step By Step Instantiation

Instantiating Power Copies Using Part Comparison Instantiation

Instantiating Power Copies Using the Catalog

Instantiating a Power Copy From a VB Macro

Saving Power Copies into a Catalog

About The Insert Object Dialog Box

Measure Tools

Measuring Between

Measuring Distances between Geometrical Entities

Customizing Measure Between

Measuring Angles

More about Measure Cursors

More about the Measure Between Dialog Box

Measuring Item

Measuring Properties

Customizing Measure Item

More about the Measure Item Dialog Box

Measuring Inertia

Measuring 2D Inertia

Exporting Measure Inertia Results

Notations Used

Inertia Equivalents

Principal Axes

Inertia Matrix with respect to the Origin O

Inertia Matrix with respect to a Point P

Inertia Matrix with respect to an Axis System

Moment of Inertia about an Axis

3D Inertia Properties of a Surface

Using the Measure Between Command With a 3D Support

Using Hybrid Parts

Working With the Generative Shape Optimizer Workbench

Creating Bumped Surfaces

Deforming Surfaces According to Curve Wrapping

Deforming Surfaces According to Surface Wrapping

Deforming Surfaces According to Shape Morphing

Working With the Developed Shapes Workbench

Unfolding a Surface

Transferring Elements

Developing Wires and Points

Working With Automotive Body in White Templates

Creating Junctions

Creating a Diabolo

Creating a Hole

Creating a Hole Curve

Creating a Mating Flange

Creating a Bead

Creating Volumes

Creating Extruded Volumes

Creating Revolution Volumes

Creating Multi-Sections Volumes

Creating Swept Volumes

Creating a Thick Surface

Creating a Close Surface

Creating a Draft

Creating a Variable Draft Angle

Creating a Draft from Reflect Lines

Creating a Shell

Creating a Sew Surface

Creating Thicknesses

Adding Volumes

Removing Volumes

Intersecting Volumes

Trimming Volumes

Inserting A Body In An Added Volume

Generative Shape Design and Drafting

Generative Shape Design Parameters

Generating a Drafting Document

Generative Shape Design and Knowledge

GSD and Knowledge Advisor

Point Constructors

Line Constructors

Circle Constructors

Direction Constructors


Surface Constructors

Wireframe Constructors

Plane Constructors

Generative Shape Design Interoperability

Optimal CATIA PLM Usability for Generative Shape Design

Workbench Description

Menu Bar


Specification Tree


General Settings

Working With a Support

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are The Geometric Modeler Tolerances?

Swept Surfaces

Split / Trim Surfaces

Offset Surfaces

Edge Fillets